KEEPING YOU CONNECTED...
We are deeply committed to offering excellent educational experiences for our students and we want to keep you informed of upcoming events, successes and happenings in GPISD.
April is STAAR and EOC testing month, we want to wish all of our students good luck on their test.
Here are a few tips for a successful STAAR/EOC Testing Week:
1. Make sure your child gets a good night's sleep!
2. Make sure your child has a healthy breakfast!
3. Build up your child's confidence!
4. Support and praise your child for their hard work!
5. Leave a special note in their lunch box!
6. Celebrate when testing is complete!
In Galena Park ISD, our students are extremely important to us and so are you. Please enjoy this edition of a newsletter especially designed for you.
Thank you for staying connected!
2019-2020 Registration Information
Save the Date!
All currently enrolled students who will be attending a GPISD school for the 2019-2020 school year are required to complete Returning Student Verification (RSV). Once again, this will be a two-part process.
1) Proof of Residence (delivered to your child's campus)- April 8-May 3
2) Online Skyward Registration- July 2019
Any returning parent who does not provide the Proof of Residence to the campus by May 3rd will need to appear in person during New Student Enrollment.
Additional RSV information will be made available on the GPISD website by April 5.
April's Attendance Letter
In order to prevent such legal actions, be sure to monitor your child’s attendance and require them to attend school every day! Send children to school unless they are truly sick and seek help if chronic illness is a challenge. If your child seems anxious about going to school, talk to teachers, counselors, or school administrators for advice on how to make him or her feel comfortable and excited about learning. In the event that your child does miss school, be sure to submit a note within 3 school days in order for unavoidable absences to be excused (See Education Code 25.087 for guidelines on excused absences).
Remember, students who Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow. Don’t let absences add up.
Click on the 2019 GPISD SCHOOL CALENDAR link to view the 2019-2020 district calendar
Click here for more information. **note: this registration is for Pre-Kinder and Kindergarten ONLY
Updating Your Blackboard ParentLink Information
If you are having any of these issues, the information we have on file for your child(ren) may be out of date!
You will need to provide the following information to update your ParentLink Portal:
- Your child's name
- Your child's campus
- Your child's date of birth
- Your name
- The updated phone number and email address
To update your information, you can contact the Communications Department several different ways:
1. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Call 832-386-1505
3. Call 832-386-1253
ACT/SAT Tutorial and Test Dates
March Board Meeting Recognitions
Community Partnership Recognition
Galena Park ISD recognizes Dr. Steve Horton of Construction Maintenance Education Foundation for his outstanding leadership and commitment to the promotion, and continuous improvement of GPISD’s Career & Technical Education program.
Galena Park ISD recognized students for winning the 2019 Rodeo Art Show.
Parent Volunteer Recognition
Galena Park ISD recognized Alma Peña for being an outstanding parent volunteer at Galena Park Elementary School.
Community Partnership Recognition
Galena Park ISD recognized Norma Burke for being selected as the Texas recipient of the Sanford Teacher Award, in recognition of inspirational teaching.
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Galena Park ISD recognized our Elementary Art and Music teachers.
Coach Benitez Named Coach of the Year
Galena Park ISD would like to congratulate Coach Sam Benitez, North Shore Senior High basketball coach, for being named Coach of the Year for the Greater Houston Area.
In his first year as head coach, the North Shore Mustangs went 33-4 overall, 12-2 in district and won first place at the Goose Creek ISD and Pasadena ISD Tournaments. The Mustangs went 56 days without a single loss and even earned the title of state’s top-ranked team at one point during the season. They ended the regular season as Region 3 Champions and advanced to the playoffs where they played in the State Final Four Semi-Finals.
Congratulations, Coach Benitez!
Digital Story/ Perfect Match
April 9: STAAR testing- Writing: Grades 4 and 7
April 9: STAAR testing- Mathematics: Grades 5 and 8
April 10: STAAR testing- Reading: Grades 5 and 8
April 11: English II EOC
April Observance Days
April 1-30: National Child Abuse Prevention
April 1-30: Mathematics Awareness Month
April 2: International Children’s Book Day
April 7-13: National Library Week
April 9: National Library Workers’ Day
April 19: Good Friday (District Holiday)
April 21: San Jacinto Day
April 22: Earth Day
April 22-26: Administrative Professionals’ Week
April 22-26: Public School Volunteer Week
April 24: Administrative Professionals’ Day
April 29: Student Nutrition Employee Appreciation Week (April 29 –May 3)
April 29: National Children’s Book Week (April 29 –May 3)
Two-Way Immersion Program
Thursday, April 4th, 5pm
12936 Sarahs Lane
Board of Trustees Meeting
Monday, April 8th, 6pm
14705 Woodforest Boulevard
Community Council PTA
Tuesday, April 16th, 10am
1000 Keene Street
Galena Park, TX
Location: Galena Park High School
Have you downloaded our GPISD App yet?
How To Access Your Child's STAAR Scores
Did you know you can access your student's STAAR scores on the Texas Assessment Management Parent Portal?
Just go to their webpage, https://txparentportal.emetric.net
If you do not know your student's access code click on "Look Up Access Code" in blue beneath the login area. The PEIMS ID code is your student's state ID or Social Security Number without any dashes.